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Principal Economist (Grade 7) - Head of Commodity Market And Trade Research

REF: IRC250553

DEPARTMENT: Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland (AFBI)

SALARY: £48,829 - £53,518 (under review)

LOCATION: AFBI Headquarters, Newforge Lane, Belfast, BT9 5PX

AFBI is seeking an enthusiastic internationally recognised individual to lead research on agricultural commodity markets and trade. The post-holder will have the opportunity to progress an established modelling system, as well as develop new approaches, to build up their own programme. The individual will join a growing team of economists in AFBI who have an increasing role in influencing both AFBI, governmental and industrial policies and strategies. AFBI’s expertise spans key areas of agriculture, animal and veterinary science as well as the environment, fisheries and food. As such the individual will have the opportunity to develop and deliver on a multi-disciplinary programme through integration with AFBI’s science base as well as its network of partners.

Further appointments may be made from this competition should AFBI positions become vacant which have similar duties and responsibilities.

For more detailed information, including the duties and responsibilities of the post and the criteria to be used during the recruitment and selection process, please click on the Candidate Information Booklet link below.

Alternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting:
HRConnect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW. Telephone: 0800 1 300 330. Email:

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC250553

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 3rd January 2020.

Applications are particularly welcomed from Roman Catholics and Females as these groups are currently under-represented within AFBI.

AFBI is an Equal Opportunities Employer